Female genital cutting (FGC), also called female circumcision, has affected more than 135 million women and girls worldwide.
The cutting usually takes place between the ages of 4 and 12 and can cause serious complications including severe bleeding, infection, long-term difficulties with intercourse and childbirth, and even death.
Working with community leaders, CARE has already made progress in ending female genital cutting. Now we need the help of people like you.
By signing this petition today, you'll be raising awareness and taking a stand to stop the painful practice of female genital cutting. Your name will be added to a list that will demonstrate to key decision makers and change agents just how strong the opposition against FGC is.
We must do all we can to save these girls from a lifetime of pain and suffering. Start by taking a stand against FGC. Sign today.
P.S. A father was recently convicted of genital mutilation right here in United States. Read this story on the Care2 News Network: Click here.
Dear Decision Maker,
I am signing this petition to take a stand against the practice of female genital cutting. Nearly 2 million young girls are at risk of female genital cutting this year alone. We must do all we can to encourage the communities where this practice takes place to put a stop to it.
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Together with CARE and concerned people across the world, we will do all we can to save these girls from a lifetime of pain and suffering.